DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment has appointed Sherri Nevius as its associate dean for student services.

Nevius, who previously served as assistant dean for executive and distance learning at the Nicholas School, assumed the newly created post on June 1, following a national search.

As associate dean, she will be responsible for providing leadership and supervision for all programmatic, training and student service-related functions at the school.

Nevius earned a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Nicholas School in 2000. After graduation, she spent eight years as an environmental consultant before returning to the school in 2008 as director of the Duke Environmental Leadership (DEL) Program.  She was promoted to assistant dean of executive and distance learning in 2012. In 2015, she co-led a newly integrated student services team, and last year, she successfully managed a revitalization of the school’s recruitment and admissions processes.

“We are extremely pleased and fortunate that Sherri will be continuing her leadership trajectory while expanding her service to the Nicholas School,” said Charlotte Nuñez-Wolff, senior associate dean for administration and finance.

Nevius earned her Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies and politics from Cornell College in 1998.